Guardiola finally took the load off his shoulders after eliminating Real Madrid and praised the work of his players on the field, where they showed themselves better from start to finish. However, he still has a way to go before the final in Istanbul. The Spanish tactician shared what he was told in the locker room.
« Do you want to reach the final of the Champions League? yes are you sure Well, you know what you have to do.”
This response was blunt and showed on the field of play where he did not let the ‘Merengue’ team get comfortable or give them any chance to get hurt. Last year’s elimination was still with the team and with that pain they faced one of their biggest European rivals in recent years.
Pep Guardiola will play in another Champions League final, the fourth of his coaching career with only two he has achieved with FC Barcelona. Now Manchester City have the opportunity to extend it in 2021 after losing the final against Chelsea.
“I have a feeling that we have played with a stomach ache for a year, the elimination of last year. We had a lot of it in our stomach and today all that desire and energy has come out. What happened a year ago was very difficult, we congratulate Madrid because this is football and it has countless qualities. Sports always gives you a second chance, a chance to take revenge and this time we have taken advantage of it.
Manchester City are one day away from being crowned Premier League champions and play in the FA Cup final against Manchester United, so the ‘treble’ is closer than ever in the best season in the club’s history.